Alcohol septal ablation for obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Thomas M. Waterbury, Mackram F. Eleid

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Alcohol septal ablation is a safe and effective strategy to reduce left ventricular outflow tract obstruction and improve symptoms in appropriately selected patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Invasive hemodynamic assessment and angiographic evaluation of septal anatomy are important considerations before performing septal ablation. Confirming appropriate target vessel course is necessary for optimal procedural safety and efficacy. Procedural success with septal ablation is achieved in a majority of patients with similar survival compared with isolated surgical myectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Structural Heart Interventions
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780323672788
ISBN (Print)9780323756242
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • alcohol septal ablation
  • myectomy
  • outflow obstruction
  • septal reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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